Cacophony (Ability)

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Cacophony そうおん
Flavor text
Generation III
Avoids sound-based moves.

Cacophony (Japanese: そうおん Noise) is an unused Ability introduced in Generation III. Its effect is identical to Soundproof: it negates the effects of sound-based moves on the user with this Ability. It exists only in the Generation III games, having been removed in Generation IV. No Pokémon have it, and it cannot be acquired by normal means.

Due to its use on the Japanese Exploud card released in Great Encounters, it is possible that this Ability was initially intended to be related to the Whismur family. The reason for the change is unknown, given several other Abilities are equivalent in effect to another (such as Air Lock and Cloud Nine). In the coding, however, it does not function like it is supposed to.

Sound-based moves

Pokémon with the Ability Cacophony would be immune to the following moves.

Move Type
Grass Whistle  Grass  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Growl  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Heal Bell  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hyper Voice  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Metal Sound  Steel  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Perish Song  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Roar  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Screech  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sing  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Snore  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Supersonic  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Uproar  Normal  {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Pokémon with Cacophony

No Pokémon have Cacophony as an Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Cacophonie
Germany Flag.png German Kakophony
Italy Flag.png Italian Cacofonia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cacofonía

Variations of the Ability Soundproof

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